Launches Acquisition Program Aided by NAPL

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—Feb. 1, 2012—The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) announced that (PFL), a recognized leader in printing and e-commerce, has retained NAPL to assist in its growth-by-acquisition program. “We engaged NAPL because of its expertise in merger and acquisitions in the printing and graphic communications industry,” said Andrew Field, PFL CEO.

PFL is a rapidly expanding commercial printer and is seeking additional revenue growth through the acquisition of select companies with strong customer relationships among small business users of sheetfed or digital printing, as well as mailing and fulfillment.

John Hyde, senior vice president of NAPL and head of the association’s Mergers & Acquisitions Team, commented, “PFL is breaking new ground in printing industry M&A by seeking to attract small company owners with an alternative to consolidating with their local competition. It is an ideal acquirer, especially for owners in remote locations who are facing succession planning challenges, but do not have nearby M&A alternatives.”

In 1999, PFL launched the first U.S. e-commerce site for full-line commercial printing. Over the past 15 years, it has grown into a nationally acclaimed industry leader, yet maintains a home town, high-touch customer service philosophy.

PFL has been featured in numerous national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and Forbes.

About the NAPL Mergers & Acquisitions Team
NAPL’s Mergers & Acquisitions Team offers company executives trusted advisors who help them build long-term shareholder value through strategic mergers and acquisitions. The Team provides merger advisory services, as well as helping companies with strategic sale of a business, strategic partner assessment/procurement, acquisition of general intangibles, and post-merger integration services. For information, contact NAPL Senior Vice President Tim Fischer at (201) 523-6376 or, or NAPL Senior Vice President John Hyde at (201) 523-6313 or

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